Mini Dome yellow incubator thingy???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hsm5grls, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll My girls and I have been spending LOTS of time on e-bay and the other day we won a dome incubator, one of those small classroom 3 egg mini things. My question is has anyone used one and what did you think of it? We are planning to make one but I wanted to try a small hatch and see how it goes before we do any big projects and being that it was only 15.00 we decided to try it. Anyone had any luck with these bitty bators?
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No personal experience but all the information I could find on them was not really positive. I don't believe there is a thermostat on those at all, so it's a bit of a toss up.

    Just follow the directions carefully and you might have some luck....
     
  3. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it! I shold have spent the 15.00 on parts for our home-made bator. shoot. I was so excited at first but now I'm kind disapoitnted. I wonder if I can try to add a thermostat? DD just said "Mom next time you need to ask the chicken people first, before you buy anything" LOL LOL
     
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  4. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    HSM they will hatch - you need a small thermometer that you are sure works - and follow the instructions on to place foil on the dome if temps drop they just need way more fussing then most folks want to do - I have followed that cochin eggs work real well in them - Meaning ya need a hardy egg - I wouldn't try Serama etc...
    Good luck !
     
  5. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, now to order eggs. LOL It only fits 3
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I can't tell you how many times I've almost bought one of those little yellow things!
    I too, have bid on one from Ebay.
    Now I'm kinda glad I was always outbid... But then again, it may work fine since you have an idea of what you are doing, thanks to the handy hatchers on this site.

    If my girls were laying fertile eggs I would've tried a LOT harder to get one of those. And I may get one for X-mas, since I failed to specify the type / brand I wanted [​IMG]
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Those little dome things, I have to say, were worthless to me....let alone having one chick to hatch and you would hav eto go and look for a buddy for it. I had friends from 4H got them and not one hatched. Temps were weird some will go lower and some will go higher but none ever hatched. So they all chipped in and bought a Hovabator with egg turner and this time they had big success. BTW, the eggs were locals...
     
  8. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched one chick out of mine. I used sponges for humidity, and that helped ALOT! I'll try it again in the spring.....
     
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it looks like I'll be getting red frizzle or phoenix eggs with it, not sure but I hope to have at least one hatch [​IMG] I think I will put a themometer int there and or poss. one of those themometer/hydrometer thngs and a sponge. Do you think I can set it up and then put the eggs in a day or so later so I can watch the temps. first and try to adjust? Or do the eggs need to go in right away?
     
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd let it run for a couple days to make sure you have it adjusted as close as possible.

    If your eggs were collected fresh, they can sit for a day waiting. It's better for them to wait in a cool place while you get the incubator adjusted than to run them in there and have a lot of wild swings.

    Once you get it adjusted, put them in there and then wait at least 12 hours for the eggs to come up to the right temp before making any adjustments.
     

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